Two members were presenting at the state contest, Tyler and Reep. Tyler brought home a bronze medal for her presentation on Fire Safety and Reep took the gold for her presentation on a Granny's Button Jar.
It was the homecoming celebration for the NC 4-H Centennial. One hundred 4-H supporters were the first inductees into the NC 4-H Hall of Fame. Helen Goodman and her late husband Victor Goodman Sr. were both inducted for years of efforts on behalf of Richmond County youth.
After the induction ceremony, which was sponsored by the NC Grange, around 1,500 guests gathered at the Centennial Banquet. Among the speakers were Larry Wooten, president of NC Farm Bureau who spoke about how 4-H and the Farm Bureau can work together. Tuesday was finished with the Rockin' Clover Bash dance and campaign speeches by state officer candidates.
On Wednesday members ventured out to Hands to Service sites. This year, NC 4-H'ers offered more than $20,000 worth of volunteer service throughout Wake County. Richmond County joined Chatham and Yadkin counties at the Total Life Center (TLC), which offers a senior day program. They later loaded up and headed to Johnston County for the first showing of 4-H Centennial, The Musical.
At the farewell banquet, Miller was installed as the South Central District Reporter. Before the dancing started, everyone headed to Dorton Arena for the candle-lighting ceremony.
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